Fourth Woman Accuses Herman Cain of Sexual Harassment
Attorney Gloria Allred will hold a press conference Monday, Nov. 7 concerning a fourth sexual harassment allegation against GOP republican Candidate Herman Cain.
The fourth unidentified woman claims Cain sexually harassed her while he was CEO and president of the National Restaurant Association in the 1990s.
Cain’s campaign has been under public scrutiny after two women came forward last week and accused Cain of sexual harassment.
According to the Associated Press, a third woman also threatened to file a complaint against Cain, but chose not to as her coworker already did so.
The allegations arose Oct. 30, when Politico announced that two female members of the National Restaurant Association had filed for sexual harassment claims when Cain was the president of the organization nearly 12 years ago.
Politico also contends the women were given cash settlements in exchange for nondisclosure agreements. The claims included “conversations allegedly filled with innuendo or personal questions of a sexually suggestive nature.”
Cain denied the validity of the reports.
"I have never sexually harassed anyone, and absolutely these are false accusations," said Cain to reporters, dubbing the entire ordeal a “witch hunt” as a smear attempt against his presidential campaign.
He also denied knowledge of a settlement. Later in the evening of Oct. 31, however, Cain admitted in interviews that “some sort of settlement or termination” had been reached.
Cain attempted to clear the air and argued the difference between an "agreement" and "settlement."
"I was aware that an agreement was reached. The word 'settlement' versus the word 'agreement' you know, I'm not sure what they called it," Cain told PBS.
This past weekend, Cain said he would no longer address questions concerning the sexual harassment allegations and said he wants to “get back on message” regarding his campaign.
Right-wingers continue to support Cain despite his flippancy concerning the allegations.
Donald Trump told Fox News the allegations were “very unfair,” while right wing political commentator Ann Coulter called the attacks “high-tech lynching.”
Cain, with his unorthodox promotional commercials, questionable 999 economic policies, and impromptu gospel singing, is considered an eccentric candidate for the Republican Party.
Cain is the former CEO of “Godfather’s Pizza” and is an ordained Baptist minister.